Founded by Lon and Dick Behr more than 20 years ago, the Patrons support Rockford Museum at the highest philanthropic levels. Their commitment enables the museum to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through ART! Membership benefits include remarkable opportunities for art-focused trips, stateside and abroad, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of private collections and other off-the-beaten-path experiences.

PATRON | $1000 per person
JUNIOR PATRON (age 50 or younger)$500 per person
To join the Patrons group, call RAM at 815.968.2787. 

SEP 19–23, 2016

Experience the iconic landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School artists. Tour breathtaking estates and residences including Kykuit, Edgewater, Frederick Edwin Church’s Olana, Russel Wright’s Manitoga, and the Vanderbilt Mansion. View stunning windows by Chagall and Matisse at Union Church of Pocantico Hills, and the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Highlights include guided visits to Storm King Art Center, the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry with owner Dick Polich, Dia:Beacon, and the iconic campus and military museum of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Enjoy gourmet dining by renowned chefs at Blue Hill at Stone Barnes, Hudson House Inn, Terrapin, Swoon Kitchenbar, and Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici at the Culinary Institute of America, in its Colavita Center for Italian Food and Wine. Trip includes overnight stays at Castle Hotel and Spa, a deluxe property with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, and Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn, the oldest landmark inn in America. Private studio visits and tours of private art collections and sculpture gardens throughout the region complete this memorable trip. 

For further details and photos please visit the trip website. Reservations are limited so if you intend to join us please just print out and fill in the reservation form and email, fax or mail back to Benefactor Travel. 

We hope you decide to join us on this very special trip.